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Stanton ties for MLB homer lead ... Diamondbacks beat Braves ... Elway-Broncos-New Contract



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ARLINGTON, Texas. (AP) — Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton has hit six home runs in seven games and is now tied with Yankees rookie Aaron Judge for most in the majors at 32. Stanton has 11 this month, including two Monday night against the Rangers. He'll next face lefty Cole Hamels in Texas. Rangers star Adrian Beltre went 4 for 4, giving him 2,993 career hits. He is in line to become the 31st big leaguer to reach 3,000 and hopes to reach the milestone during Texas' nine-game home-stand.

PHOENIX (AP) — Newly acquired outfielder J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to help Zack Greinke and the Arizona Diamondbacks cruise to a 10-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Martinez, hitless in his first five at-bats as a Diamondback after coming over in a trade with the Detroit Tigers last week, hammered a 1-2 pitch from reliever Matt Wisler high off the center field batters eye with nobody out in the bottom of the sixth. It was his 17th home run of the season.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jose Altuve had two doubles and two singles, stretched his sizzling hitting streak to 16 games and helped the Houston Astros rout the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. A day after tying his career high for hits in a game at Baltimore, Altuve got four more and drove in three runs while raising his major league-leading average to .365.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway has agreed to a new five-year contract with the Denver Broncos. The deal ends a long-running saga that had fans wondering if their Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-front office executive would leave the franchise he's led to three Super Bowl titles. Elway was set to enter the final year of his contract as general manager and executive vice president of football operations before agreeing Monday to the extension through 2021.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with Cleveland. This information was provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the decision. Rose, a former NBA MVP who has battled knee injuries, will get a one-year contract at the veteran's minimum of $2.1 million. That's according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the agreement. The deal is expected to be finalized and announced Tuesday.

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